Pilots rout Louisiana College
February 22, 2011
SHREVEPORT, La. - The no. 13 LSU Shreveport Pilots baseball team crushed the Louisiana College Wildcats on Tuesday night at Pilot Field by a final score of 11-3.
Both teams scored a run in the first inning as LC got a sacrifice fly from Steven Davis to score the game's first run but the Pilots answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning as Justin Brodnax drove in Manny Estrada with a sac fly to tie the game.
LSUS (9-6) pushed four across in the fourth inning to take a 5-1 lead after four complete innings of play. The inning was highlighted by a two-run double by Andrew Brouillette and a RBI-single from Curtis Beaudoin. The fourth run of the inning came in following a bases loaded hit-by-pitch to Stephen Hobbins.
LC (7-3) added two runs in the fifth inning after a two-run single from Anthony Beniot to trim the Pilot lead down to two, 5-3 after five complete.
Estrada hit his first homer of the year in the sixth inning, a two-run shot, to extend the LSUS' lead to four 7-3 after six innings. The Pilots added another run in the seventh after an RBI-double from Hobbins to make it a five run advantage for the home team.
The Pilots put the game away with a three-run eighth inning as Cody Causey drove in a pair of runs with a triple off the left field wall and then he was brought in by a sac fly from Carson Martinez for the eleventh run of the night.
Estrada and Brouillette were both two for four with two RBIs and Causey was one for two with two RBIs.
Drew Middleton (2-1) earned the win for the Pilots allowing just three hits, one earned run in four innings pitched and struck out one batter. Jacob Kight, Taylor Riggs, Ben Suit, Justin Brodnax and Cade Bowen finished the game off for the Pilots on the mound. Bowen struck out the side in the ninth inning as all three pitches he threw were strikes to dominate and finish the game.
Corey Elvir (0-1) took the loss for LC after allowing four earned runs in the fourth inning. Elvir was one of ten pitchers used by LC in the game.
The next game for the Pilots will begin a three-game series at Pilot Field on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. against the Bacone College Warriors. Saturday's double header will begin at 1:00 p.m.